Dine and Discover – 1 – Madan Mohan
SAWITRI Theatre Group presented the first ever DINE AND DISCOVER SERIES
Date : 5 April, 2014
Theme: Compositions of Music Maestro of the Hindi Film Industry – the late MADAN MOHAN
Sawitri Theatre Group’s board member, Rekha Vaishnav, initiated the launch of this new program for Sawitri, titled “Dine and Discover”. In keeping with Sawitri’s objective of bringing the community together, this pilot program will featured music, which brings people together, more easily than theatre or dance, and Hindi Film Music, aka Bollywood music, even more so. Added to that a dinner and a glass of wine, and one was all set to discover the music, the musician and oneself in its context.
This inaugural program featured music director Madan Mohan’s works. Madan Mohan (1924-1975) was a versatile composer of the Hindi Film Industry, aka Bollywood, who never got the recognition he deserved. Songs were sung by a combination of local professional and community vocalists. In our professional line up, we were pleased to have Darshak Vaishnav as our lead vocalist, along with Meena Dalvi, Spruha Vaishnav and Mr. Pabla.
The evening started at 6-30 pm with a meet and greet, followed by dinner at 7 pm. Program started at 8-30 pm and the ‘mehfil’ warmed up so much that it went on until 3 am!!! An emotional, enriching evening with fellow music lovers.